Maggie Morris Dr. Cummings FYS 101 December 6, 2007 Journal on Existentialism as Humanism 1. Who is the Author? The author of this work is Jena-Paul Sartre. Sartre was born on June 21, 1905 in France. He had many different hats that he wore; he was an existentialist philosopher and pioneer, a dramatist, screenwriter, a novelist, and a critic. He was a leading figure in 20 th century French philosophy. When Sartre was just over a year old, his father died of a fever so his mother and his grandfather raised him. His grandfather was a high school teacher and introduced him to classical literature at a very young age. It was however when Sartre read Henri Bergson’s Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness that he became attracted to philosophy. Until he died in 1980 Sartre continued to be a leader in French philosophy. 2. What are the main themes of this work? The main themes of this work are grounded in the idea that people have to be nurtured to exist in the world. The author strongly believes that people
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